HAIRS risk assessment: squirrel Bornavirus
- Public Health England
- Part of:
- Human animal infections and risk surveillance group (HAIRS)
- 8 September 2016
- Last updated:
- 20 June 2017, see all updates
An assessment of the zoonotic potential of novel squirrel Bornavirus.
Ref: PHE publications gateway number 2016251 PDF, 489KB, 16 pages
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Three fatal cases of encephalitis were reported in 2015 which had occurred between 2011 and 2013 in Germany and were associated with a novel Bornavirus species. This risk assessment was carried out to determine the zoonotic potential and level of risk in the UK.
Published: 8 September 2016
Updated: 20 June 2017
- Updated risk assessment following detection of the virus in a second subfamily of squirrels.
- First published.